The Business Plan was arrived at after an extensive consultation. Dorchester BID Directors and staff held over 100 face to face meetings with individual businesses. Via an interactive process the DBID website allowed business owners in the BID area not only to suggest projects but also to vote for their favourite projects every month a facility pioneered by and unique to the Dorchester BID. A series of meetings were held including a general public meeting to discuss possible projects followed by three themed public meetings and these were open to all businesses in the BID area and to the general public.
Thank you very much for having me to the festival and making me feel so welcome.
I don't think you could improve on the experience! Good luck with your plans for 2017 and I wish you all the very best.
I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating.
All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.
You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.
Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.
William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...